Thursday, October 30, 2014

Muslim Fashion in Indonesia


I'm proud living in Indonesia as the largest Muslim population in the world. It's easy to wear headscarf or hijab without any worries to be discriminated. Few years ago, it was not easy to wear hijab or headscarf in Indonesia, still there was discrimination towards Muslim. Time goes by, style for the modern Muslim women is evolving. Fashion industry in Indonesia offers many young Muslim designers, such as Ria Miranda, Dian Pelangi, and Jenahara. I love those designers as those offer different style.

From left to right, Ria Miranda, Dian Pelangi, Jenahara

Anyway, by wearing headscarf it doesn't mean we cannot wear fashionable attire. The rise of Muslim fashion in Indonesia can be seen as young people who are embracing their faith and their self-identity with confidence. The biggest hijab community in Indonesia namely Hijabers Community has successfuly attracted Muslim women to gather to talk about Islam, fashion, hijab style and many more. Through this community, young designers can market their design and start their entrepreneurship soul. As we know, entrepreneurship is the heart of Islamic heritage. In addition to that, it can be used to attract women to wear hijab.
Today, many people can easily get an awesome attire from Muslim designers. It can be found at their stores or even by online shopping. Glad to know my favourite designer's collection, Jenahara, now can be found out at Zalora Indonesia, this is the link

Is fashion your passion? :)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Let's spread the love.


Happy Ied Al-Adha to all Muslim brothers and sisters in the world. :)
The moment of Ied Al-Adha reminds me with the current situation which happened in some countries in the world where Islam is the minority. I myself who was born and raised in Indonesia, which is the biggest muslim population in the world, do not have any significant obstacle in doing my daily prayer and wearing my hijab. I'm totally sad hearing bad news from friend of mine who is currently studying in X country that there is still discrimination toward Muslim in that country. I do believe that each of religions in this world teaches people to love and respect each other. Islam doesn't teach me to be terrorist, meanwhile Islam urges to love and respect each other. The last prophet of Islam, Muhammad SAW, taught us to respect and love each other as well, even for the people who have different faith from us. Dear people who are still underestimate Islam, don't discrimate us because we're Muslim, please stop judging Islam is bad. It's not because of the religion, it's all because of some people who do not follow their God's rules. And stop discriminating women who wear hijab, we wear hijab because of God's rule. Because we love our God, Allah SWT. Don't judge what I wear on my head, but judge the content of my character. As an muslim agent, i wanna be a good agent for my religion. I wanna be good and true muslimah. I wanna spread the love and throw away the hatred.
I think the world would be more beautiful without any discrimination. :)